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Overgrown allotments

overgrown allotmentCouncil's Local Laws require occupiers of land to keep their allotments free from overgrown vegetation and unsightly accumulations:

Overgrown Allotments 

If an allotment is overgrown with vegetation so the vegetation becomes unsightly or likely to attract reptiles or vermin, the occupier commits a nuisance.

Council may, by written notice given to the occupier, require the occupier to clear the vegetation as specified in the notice within the timeframe stated in the notice. The occupier must comply with such a notice.

If you have concerns regarding an overgrown allotment, please contact Council with details below so that council may inspect the property and  initiate a regulatory process if required.

Unsightly Allotments 

If objects or materials are brought onto, or allowed to accumulate on, an allotment so that the visual amenity of the allotment is seriously affected, the occupier of the allotment commits a nuisance.

Examples of objects that may seriously detract from the visual amenity of land:

  • discarded or disused machinery or machinery parts
  • broken-down or severely rusted vehicles
  • discarded bottles, containers or packaging
  • refuse or scrap material.

Council may, by written notice given to the occupier, require the occupier, within a time stated in the notice, to -

  • remove unsightly objects or materials; or
  • take other specified action to stop the nuisance

 
If you have concerns regarding an overgrown allotment, please contact Council with details below so that council may inspect the property and  initiate a regulatory process if required.

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  1. Local Laws
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